..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Wonder that is God

Hearts that are "fit to break" with love
for the Godhead are those who have been
in the Presence and have looked with
opened eye upon the majesty of Deity. Men
of the breaking hearts had a quality about
them not known to or understood by common men.

They habitually spoke with spiritual authority.
They had been in the Presence of God and they
reported what they saw there. They were prophets,
not scribes: for the scribe tells us what he has
read, and the prophet tells us what he has

The distinction is not an imaginary one. Between the scribe
who has read and the prophet who has seen, there is a
difference as wide as the sea. We are today overrun with
orthodox scribes; but the prophets, where are they? The
hard voice of the scribe sounds over evangelicalism, but
the Church waits for the tender voice of the saint who
has penetrated the veil and has gazed with inward eye
upon the Wonder that is God.

... A. W. Tozer, Pursuit of God

photo taken in Neahkahnie Beach, Oregon

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